Hooray for Experts Bearing Alibis!

| March 30, 2009 | 2 Replies

barack_obama_answers_the_callWell, thank goodness there were some experts around and a journalist to collect their wisdom, else how would we ever know this?

Experts say Obama needs to watch the gaffes

The lede blames it on the darned internet and “an explosion in political commentary” (i.e. scrofulous right-wing bloggers!) both of which “magnify” his gaffes. Well, sure, that’s one way of looking at it.

I say, as a self-appointed expert, that the President has a gaffe problem because he’s as outmatched as he’d be if we dropped him into the point guard spot of an NBA team in Game Seven of the Finals. He’s finding out that in the real world where most of us live, the answers don’t magically appear on a teleprompter screen when you need them and the book deals don’t rain down from Heaven.

It’s the lesson most of us learn sometime in our twenties. He’s learning it now. The sooner he gets it into his head, the better off we’re goign to be. The Hill isn’t doing him, or us, any favors by throwing him a convenient alibi.

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